Queen Elizabeth II has died, marking the end of her reign as her nation’s longest-serving ruler. After 70 years of occupying the throne, the queen is succeeded by her son, King Charles III.
The new monarch has released a statement regarding the passing of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, highlighting the Queen’s life while expressing the deep grief and sadness he and his family are enduring.
“The passing of my beloved mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all of my family,” he wrote.
Justin Trudeau also shared his condolences and warm words for the Queen saying “she was a constant presence in our lives – and her service to Canadians will forever remain an important part of our country’s history.”
The Canadian Prime Minister was not the only politician to express his sympathies. Many Quebec politicians, including Premier François Legault, took the time to share their thoughts on the Queen’s passing.
“I want to offer my condolences to the British Royal Family. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has made history for almost 70 years. She had a sense of public duty. The Quebec flag will be flown at half-mast on public buildings to mark his passing,” Legault wrote.
“Queen Elizabeth II was a great historical figure who dedicated her life to public service. She lived through many of the defining moments of our time, always with great dignity. My thoughts are with his family and the British people,” said the Liberal Party of Quebec. chef, Dominique Anglade, said.
“Our hearts go out to the loved ones of Her Majesty The Queen and to the bereaved British people. Elizabeth II dedicated her life to public service and demonstrated a great sense of duty during her reign – the longest in the history of the Kingdom. United,” said Montreal Mayor Valérie Pante. .
Gabriel Nadeau Dubois
“Queen Elizabeth II will have marked her era. I would like to offer my condolences and to wish a peaceful mourning to her loved ones”, declared the co-spokesperson of the Parti Québec solidaire.
“Queen for more than 70 years, Elizabeth II has been a defining figure of our time. On behalf of the Conservative Party of Quebec, I offer my sincere condolences to his loved ones, to the British people and to his many admirers,” wrote Éric Duhaime.
Yves Francois Blanchet
“On behalf of all the elected officials, teams and members of the Bloc Québécois, I offer our most sincere condolences to the people of England and to the family of Her Majesty Elizabeth II. It will have been at the heart of a troubled century with the desire to be a positive force there,” declared Yves-François Blanchet.
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